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2012 holiday shopping observations that debunk conventional wisdom
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This holiday season, a lot of predictable trends are unfolding: Online retail is growing faster than brick-and-mortar shopping, consumers are increasingly doing in-store, product price comparisons from their smart phones, etc, etc. But there are some surprises. More

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You spoke and we listened! Richell's ever-popular freestanding pet gate is now wider, higher and includes a walk-thru lockable Gate Door! Available in Medium and Large sizes.

Why stores are finally turning on to Wi-Fi
Fortune via CNNMoney    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
For years, retailers frowned on shoppers visiting their stores merely to scope out products before returning home and buying them online for less. The phenomenon became so common that it earned a name — showrooming. There's nothing store managers can do to stop them. The shoppers have won the war. Recognizing their defeat, many retailers have made a u-turn and are now helping shoppers get online. More

How to prevent year-end employee burnout
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Scott Anthony's employees can't wait for Dec. 14 — the day when they will split every penny spent at Fox's Pizza Den in Punxsutawney, Pa., as part of Employee Bonus Day. Here's how it works. More

Reasons leadership falls flat
Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
You can read a dozen books on leadership and attend just as many leadership seminars, but your employees won't follow your lead if you make any of these five common errors. More

Web outages are costly nightmares for retailers
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The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas mean big money for retailers, and with the increase in online shopping revenue, glitches in a retailer's website could be incredibly costly. Not only will an outage cause shoppers to be unable to make purchases, but also a faulty or poorly functioning website will turn off the consumer and likely lead them to a competitor. More

Pets At Home announces acquisition of equestrian business Ride-Away
Pet Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
UK pet care specialist Pets at Home has announced its acquisition of leading equestrian multi-channel business Ride-Away. It is hoped that Ride-Away's strong brand and loyal customer base in the fragmented £2.8 billion equestrian market will increase Pets at Home's specialist credentials. More

New NFL Jerseys from Mirage!
New jerseys are available from Mirage in all the NFL and major NCAA teams. Thrill all your football loving customers with a football display complete with Mirage's matching collars, leashes, and cheerleading uniforms

750 participate in online veterinary trade show
Veterinary Practice News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
No airport security, no hotel room, no days away from work. More than 750 members of the veterinary community logged in to a virtual trade show Wednesday to download marketing material, learn about the newest products and engage in same-time chats with exhibitors. The sponsors — ImproMed, AVImark and Butler Schein Animal Health — acknowledged that VetBooth was designed to save time and money. More

Organizers suspend Natural Products MarketPlace Show
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The Natural Products Association MarketPlace trade show, scheduled for June 27-29, 2013, in Las Vegas, was suspended as the organizers reassess its future. No specific reason was given for the decision, which came six months before the show was set to open. The association's website showed commitments from 86 exhibitors, including nine in the pet industry. More

US, China extend agreement for animal feed safety
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration renewed an agreement with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China to further cooperation between the U.S. and China on food and animal feed safety. Originally signed in November 2008, the U.S. and China have extended the agreement for five more years. More

Beware of holiday food hazards for pets    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Although many pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be family and enjoy treating pets like people, there is one particular way in which a pet should be treated exactly like a pet, for their own health (and for the health of your wallet, since emergency vet visits can get pricey.) Dogs and cats should not be given carte blanche when it comes to "people food," especially during the holidays when there's a bounty of delicious and seasonal dishes on hand. More

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